Member since Dec '00

Working languages:
German to Swedish
English to Swedish
Swedish (monolingual)

Mats Wiman
DEU / ENG / FRA / SPA > SWE since 1982

Växjö, Kronobergs Län, Sweden
Local time: 15:36 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Swedish (Variant: Stockholm) Native in Swedish
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I am a graduate (Civilekonom(B.Sc.(Econ)/MBA) of the Stockholm School of Economics and a former reserve officer.
I have the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, First Grade and KDS - Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom (so has Sylvia, see below).
I have run my own business for 27 years, 13 of them in Germany, having marketed Swedish products in 5 languages in Sweden, Germany and Europe for 30 years.
Returning to Sweden in 1995 I started translating professionally (deu/eng/fra/esl>swe) in 1996.
Sylvia (17 years in Germany, where we met) gradually joined me on a part-time basis. Today she is a professional translator in her own right and under her own name.
I work with MS Office 2016, Sylvia in Trados, SDLX, MemoQ, Across, Star Transit. 998f9d07df04f90b0bb3df9b0c38f493_Mats Wiman paradise.jpg
Our summer office close to our previous office.

1996-2009 we had our office in the village of Träsk in the High Coast World Heritage area, 500 km north of Stockholm, where the air is clear, the lake water is drinkable. We then moved to Lessebo in SE Sweden (Småland) then to Växjö (with many direct flights).

Sylvia now lives and works in Portugal (contact: see below)

Attended and other gatherings:
1st Moderator meeting - London 2002 (organiser with Angela Arnone)
2nd Moderator Meeting - Sitges, Spain 2004
2nd Conference - Oxford 2004 (speaker)
3rd Conference - Krakow 2005 (speaker)
( Regional Conference - Berlin 2006 (speaker) fell ill) Regional Conference - Edinburgh 2006 (speaker)
5th Conference - Budapest 2007 (speaker) Regional Conference - Kharkov 2008 (speaker)
Russian Translation Forum in Samara, Russia by video conferencing, May 29-30, 2009
6th International Conference - Ohrid, Macedonia 2009 (speaker)
BDÜ conference in Berlin Sep 11-13 2009 (speaker) first virtual conference, Sept 30 2009 (speaker)

And, not witout pride, member of the Hall of fame: My rates (for translator agencies) Price per word: Translation English>Swedish in WORD/RTF format, price per SOURCE word
Surveying/military/forestry/medicine/legal: EUR 0.15
General technical texts : EUR 0.14
General texts : EUR 0.13-0.14
ExcelPDF file : surcharge
Hard copy/Locked PDF : surcharge
Texts in text boxes : surcharge

French & Spanish : ADD EUR 0.01

German>Swedish :1.07-1.25/55 key strokes or 0.15-0.18/source word
Ask for specific offer

Proofreading : 33% of translation rate

Hourly fee: EUR 50 Min. fee: EUR 20 Homepages:

Contact Mats: Parkvägen 1 S-35240 Växjö Tel : +46-470-752313 Cell : +46-70-5769797
eMail : [email protected] / [email protected]
Skype: MatsWiman

Contact Sylvia:
Cell : +351-925850985
eMail : [email protected]
Skype: SylviaWiman

Being a moderator:

Since 2001 I am the German>Swedish moderator and have then taken on the (not very burdening) tasks to moderate other Swedish related language pairs (SWE/DEU/ENG/SPA/FRA) plus the Swedish forum.
Since not so may years I also suggested and moderate the Speech Recognition and Pronunciation forums. I also moderate the 'Honors & Citations' and 'In memoriam' forums.

I have greatly enjoyed and still enjoy being a moderator. It gives me a lot helping others and getting involved in many matters that are of importance to the site and myself.
Maybe the most rewarding part is to welcome new participants in 'my' language pairs (mostly English-related)

This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 16720
PRO-level pts: 12741

Top languages (PRO)
English to Swedish3482
German to Swedish2146
Swedish to English1826
German to English1498
English to German711
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Mechanics / Mech Engineering555
Automotive / Cars & Trucks394
Business/Commerce (general)309
Law (general)214
Electronics / Elect Eng178
Medical (general)132
Engineering: Industrial127
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Keywords: military, aerospace, machinery, electric products, forestry, surveying, medicine equipment, law, contracts, politics, history, management Militärisches, Luftfahrt, Maschinentechnik, Elektrotechnik, Forsttechnik, Geodäsie, Medizintechnik, Recht, Verträge, Politik, Geschichte, Management

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